From: James K. Tauber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 15 1996 - 16:04:01 EDT
Check out http://www.entmp.org/HGrk/grammar/orthography/alphabet.html for
a listing of how the letters were probably pronounced in the first two
centuries A.D. I'd like as some stage soon to do a recording of
these sounds so people on the Web can hear them.
My discussion note under http://www.entmp.org/HGrk/papers/ gives a more
If people have comments or criticisms of either documents, please let me
The pronunciation you describe as learning originally is the
pronunciation of Modern Greek. The other pronunciation that you've come
across is a compromise between Classical Greek, Hellenistic Greek and
English that is convenient for English-speakers. No one ever actually
spoke Greek like that, though.
James K. Tauber <email@example.com>
Associate Director, Electronic New Testament Manuscripts Project
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